G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. We make a difference by helping people to operate in safe and secure environments where they can thrive and prosper and we believe this role can only grow in importance. G4S is the largest employer on the London Stock Exchange, with operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees. In this annual report we feature the important work carried out by our employees across our 125 countries. We are proud of the role they play in securing your world. With strong market positions in developed and developing markets complementing global outsourcing trends, G4S has a sustainable growth strategy. Our strategy for enhanced growth consists of the following key components. 1.Drive outsourcing in all markets 2.Focus on sectors where security and safety are key 3.Develop long-term partnerships with large customers 4.Transfer expertise from more developed markets into key developing markets 5.Acquire businesses to accelerate organic growth potential
Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
611,366 (est)+2%
G4S was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in London, GB

G4S Office Locations

G4S has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
105 Victoria St

G4S Financials and Metrics

G4S Financials

G4S's revenue was reported to be £6.9 b in FY, 2015 which is a 0% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

6.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

28 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

4.4 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

443 m
G4S's current market capitalization is £4.4 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


7.1 b6.9 b6.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

(190 m)128 m78 m

Net Income

(243 m)82 m28 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


532 m422 m443 m

Accounts Receivable

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Current Assets

2.3 b1.9 b2 b


806 m873 m792 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

372 m265 m283 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(114 m)(432 m)(175 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(53 m)(46 m)(50 m)
GBPY, 2015


11.2 k

Financial Leverage

7 x
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G4S Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Retention Rate


Annual Contract Value

£5.5 b£5.7 b£6.8 b


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G4S Market Value History

G4S Revenue Breakdown

G4S's Web-traffic and Trends

G4S Online and Social Media Presence

G4S News and Updates

Britain's outsourcers get key thumbs up from the City

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Why on earth is India’s most famous yoga guru building an army of security men?

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FTSE reshuffle confirmed: G4S does a Newcastle United

The London Stock Exchange has confirmed that security giant G4S and real estate investment trust Segro have been promoted into the FTSE 100, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Intu Properties heading down into the FTSE 250. The shake-up, which is active from 19 June, marks a Newcastle United-style bo…

FTSE reshuffle: G4S, Bill Ackman's fund and Debenhams set for moves

Security giant G4S and property firm Segro are poised to join the UK’s stock market elite next month, with the latest shake-up of the FTSE 100 due to be confirmed on Wednesday. The companies are set to replace Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Intu Properties in the blue-chip index, indicative figures fr…

Cordant Security Appointment to Drive Further Growth

Cordant Security has appointed a senior business development professional to drive the next phase of its growth. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

G4S Company Life and Culture

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